Israel Kamakawiwo'ole tribute on Google Doodle video (May 20, 2020)

In Hawai'i, we are familiar with Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's voice and music. How lucky to have heard the earlier sounds of Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau when he was playing with his older brother Skippy Kamakawiwo'ole.

Mr. Kamakawiwo'ole - to many, affectionately Bruddah IZ - had an inimitable voice and was beloved by family, friends, fellow musicians and our islands. The world became fans when his version of, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" was used in a variety of films and TV programs. I'll include just a few below...

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